Division of Developmental Disabilities

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD), established in 1974, serves a population that has developmental disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, head injuries, autism, epilepsy, and certain learning disabilities.

The Division's Mission is to improve lives of Missourians with Developmental Disabilities through supports and services that foster self-determination.

Federal Programs

Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities Targeted Case Management (TCM), Home and Community Based Waiver Services (HCBS), and Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) – Nursing Home Reform are federal programs administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Division of Developmental Disabilities Targeted Case Management, Home and Community Based waivers, and Preadmission Screening and Resident Reviews are partly funded through federal dollars.

The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities includes a Federal Programs Unit (FPU) that operates these federal programs to ensure all federal regulations and requirements are met. The FPU works closely with the state Medicaid authority – MO HealthNet- regarding implementation of Developmental Disabilities TCM and HCBS Waivers. FPU also partners with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services with Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) – Nursing Home Reform.

Mental Health Services to Medicaid-eligible Deaf Persons

The Department of Mental Health has established clinical standards of care for deaf individuals. Standards of Care for Department Operated Facilities.

Division of Developmental Disabilities Information